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Douglas Andrews

Entrepreneur • Advisor London, United Kingdom, GB

Founder/CEO, Stravencon Ltd.. Previously Senior Advisor, National Bank of Dubai Sana.

Founder/CEO, Stravencon Ltd.. Previously Senior Advisor, National Bank of Dubai Sana.

4 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Fundraising
  • • Marketing

Involved In


Double Wing Pharma Ltd.,
Stravencon Ltd
Consilient Health


National Bank of Dubai Sana
National Bank of Dubai Sana


Founder/CEO Double Wing Pharma Ltd., August 2015 - present
Founder/CEO Stravencon Ltd October 2006 - present
Senior Advisor National Bank of Dubai Sana September 2007 - June 2009
CEO Mercuriali Ltd October 2006 - March 2009
Founder/CEO Consilient Health August 2001 - September 2006
General Manager Merck June 1996 - September 2000
Country Manager Schering Plough Czechoslovakia May 1992 - May 1996
Development Manager-Eastern Europe Merck July 1990 - April 1992
Marketing Planning Manager-Benelux Merck May 1987 - June 1990


Columbia University History September 1973 - June 1976
Columbia College History/Anthropology September 1969 - June 1973
Portsmouth Priory School 1964 - 1969

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Business Development
  • • Biomedical Engineering
  • • Fundraising
  • • Marketing
  • • Operations
Markets of Interest
  • • Commerce
  • • Healthcare
  • • Small Businesses

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Venture capital • Business Strategy • Supply chain management • pharmaceutical industry • Technology Management

Key Accomplishments

A senior multinational healthcare industry executive and serial entrepreneur, with >35 years of experience in global pharmaceutical markets, including company start-up, country and regional management, sales & marketing, product licensing, and international M&A. At various points in my career, I have managed portfolios including ethical and OTC pharmaceuticals, Animal Health products, small molecules & biotech. After more than 20 years with Schering-Plough in the Americas and Europe, founded Consilient Health, a European „virtual“ generic pharmaceutical company sourcing retail market generics from suppliers in central & eastern Europe, Turkey and India. Subsequently founded Stravencon, a hospital generics supplier, bridging Asian producers and European institutional markets.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

With complementary skills sets and networks

As an Advisor

Interested in a non-executive board role in a start-up, early stage or established company

Vouches Received

Vouches Given

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Donald Nicholson
They're my current cofounder  •  President & CEO, Enhance Skin Products Inc. and Owner & CEO, Mercuriali Ltd.
We founded two businesses together. Douglas is a serial entrepreneur willing to take calculated chances with the drive and passion to succee ... d.
Gilles Picard
We worked together  •  President Europe & MEA, KOWA Company Ltd. Previously VP Asia-Pacific & Middle East Africa, AbbVie.
Douglas has a very entrepreneurial mindset, and he quickly moved out of the comfort of a big US cny to create his own destiny and cnies. He ... has been extremely resilient, as it takes quite some time to have successes in pharmaceuticals.
We worked together  •  Professeur des Universités (Médecine), Enseignement Superieur.
Douglas is an excellent entrepreneur. He calculate every details. Douglas has the capacity to obtain success in the pharmaceutical area.
William Franklin
We worked together  •  Founder, China Investors Club 中華投資者俱樂部 and Director, Sophis Approach Limited.
Douglas demonstrates a track record of creating value from situations where there was previously none. His work in China has been particular ... ly effective and shown that he can open international markets In foreign languages.

William Franklin
We worked together  •  Founder, China Investors Club 中華投資者俱樂部 and Director, Sophis Approach Limited.
Through his initiative in setting up the China Investors Club, William has provided an extremely useful forum for entrepreneurs and investor ... s involved with China business for sharing views, experiences and new ideas.